Are you interested in learning about the Silicon Valley ecosystem, learning what it takes to be part of a prosperous business venture or learning about successful business funding?  Then this is your opportunity to emerge yourself into the Silicon Valley Culture.  Take Action. Participate in the Summer 2017 Travel Course to Silicon Valley!

Silicon Valley is a fine-tuned and evolving hub for developing, growing and established technology companies.  Students with a desire to understand how to create, fund and run a successful growth business should participate in Professor Steinmark’s Summer 2017 Travel Course: FIN 496/MGMT495 Dynamics of Funding Innovation- An Insider’s View of Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley continu
es to grow but is loosely defined as San Jose north to San Francisco. This Travel Course to Northern California will be action-packed with rare one-on-one visits with senior members of venture capital firms, startup and established technology companies, executives from banks, and other professional service providers who serve the Silicon Valley community.

Chapman students who participate in this one-of-a-kind and informative program will gain knowledge and understanding of the complexities of building and funding innovative growth companies through the eyes of former venture capital partner and entrepreneurial expert, Debra Beresini. She will lead students through the exciting ecosystem of Silicon Valley from startup through IPO. Her expertise will allow Chapman’s future business leaders to get a personal and upfront view of how the startup and funding community works in Silicon Valley.

This course will take place Monday, June 10, 2017 to Thursday, June 23, 2017. The first couple weeks of the program will take place in Chapman territory. Participants will travel to Silicon Valley on Monday, June 19, 2017 to Thursday, June 22, 2017. The Travel Course will cost somewhere between $1,815 and $1,997. The Travel Course cost will not exceed $1,997. This program is land only and does not include airfare to San Francisco. The program does include lodging, excursions to various companies and some meals. Tuition fees are
included in the price of this program.

For more information, please click
 or contact Professor Steinmark at
 or Karen Akiyama at
. To apply to this Summer 2017 program, print the Enrollment and Financial Obligation Form on the
, and obtain the faculty member’s signature of approval. The completed Enrollment and Financial Obligation form, Trip Cancellation Signature Form, and a non-refundable deposit receipt for $500.00 paid to the Cashier’s Office or through Student’s Access ePay system are ALL
due before 4 PM Mon. March 10, 2017 (***Please note this is an earlier deadline than most other CGE Summer Travel Courses).

Please bring your signed Enrollment Form, Trip Cancellation Signature Form and confirmation of initial deposit to the
Center for Global Education
located at 576 N. Glassell, M-F, 9-5 PM.